Radford Ellis McKissack

1 December 1809–8 June 1878 (Age 68)
Georgia, United States

The Life of Radford Ellis

When Radford Ellis McKissack was born on 1 December 1809, in Georgia, United States, his father, Archibald W McKissack, was 34 and his mother, Lucinda Ann Ellis, was 27. He married Mary Martha Jones on 26 March 1853, in Henry, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Columbia, Houston, Alabama, United States in 1860 and Alabama, United States in 1870. He died on 8 June 1878, in Shorterville, Henry, Alabama, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Shorterville Cemetery, Abbeville, Henry, Alabama, United States.

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Radford Ellis McKissack
Mary Martha Jones
Marriage: 26 March 1853
Bishop Andrew Radford Ellis McKissack
Mary "Mollie" McKissick
Martha Jane McKissack
Queen A Mc Kissack
Margaret Evelyn Maggie McKissack
Susan A. McKissack
Caldonia McKissack
Bartlett E McKissack
Daniel McKissack

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26 March 1853
Henry, Alabama, United States


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World Events (8)

1811 · The Savannah Riots

Age 2

A barroom brawl in Savannah on Tuesday, November 12, 1811, had international impact. An American seaman boasted of having joined the crew of a French vessel, likely named La Vengeance. Others became upset at the idea of the American joining a foreign nation and a brawl erupted. The county coroner asked for peace but was beaten with clubs. A second clash occurred the following day when French sailors attacked five American seaman. A day after the second attack, twenty French sailors attacked six Americans. Four of them escaped but two were beaten and stabbed. Jacob Taylor died on the scene and a rigger named Collins died the following day. By Friday, a full scale riot erupted when the French crewmen arrested on murder charges were released. Many were arrested and French ships La Vengeance and La Franchise were burned. In the end, the incident caused disruptions in French-American relations and affected shipping and trade.

Age 3

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 21

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish (of Scottish origin): variant of McIsaac .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Radford Mc Kissac, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Radford Mckissack, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Radford McKissock in entry for Mary Helton, "Georgia Deaths, 1928-1942"

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